The DE CoC Board consists of 11-21 members elected by the CoC voting membership. CoC Board members are responsible for governing on behalf of the DE CoC, leading the process by which the CoC sets strategic goals and priorities to address homelessness throughout the state.
2023 Board Meeting Schedule
DE-CoC Board Members
Dana Mitchell, Chair, New Castle County
John Bates, Vice Chair, Ministry of Caring, Inc.
Brandy Nauman, Sussex County
Elizabeth McCourt, YWCA of Delaware
Kim Brockenbrough, Community Volunteer
Kimberly Ellis, Catholic Charities
Tyler Shade, Family Promise of Northern NCC
Sue Ryan, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Susan Kent, Better Homes of Seaford
Paula Witcher, Veterans Multi-Service Center
Renee Beaman, Division of State Service Centers
John Whitelaw, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc
Stephen Metraux, University of Delaware CCRS
Orenda Poindexter, Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans
Kim Eppehimer, Friendship House
Deb McKenna, Community Volunteer
Alexia Wolf, Office of Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
CoC Governance Charter
The CoC governance charter details the functions of the CoC board, the CoC’s committee structure/roles, staff roles, the process for amending the charter (minimum annually), and other requirements of the CoC.
DE-CoC Memorandums of Understanding
Collaborative Applicants coordinate and submit the annual CoC Consolidated Funding Application to HUD on behalf of the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Collaborative Applicant and CoC Planning Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
The CoC must establish and operate, or designate, a centralized or coordinated assessment system that provides an initial, comprehensive assessment of the housing and services needs of individuals and families within the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Centralized Intake Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
The CoC designates an HMIS system and HMIS Lead Agency to ensure compliance with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the HMIS Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.
The CoC is required to establish written standards for providing assistance that the CoC’s Coordinated Entry system (Centralized Intake Delaware) must follow when evaluating and referring potential program participants. At a minimum, the written standards must include:
Policies and procedures for evaluating individuals’ and families’ eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program
Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive transitional housing assistance, rapid re-housing assistance, and permanent supportive housing assistance
Standards for determining what percentage or amount of rent each program participant must pay while receiving rapid re-housing assistance